The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

By Johnp11

United Kingdom Gb

can any 1 tell me why the fronds on my tree fern are growing deformed? and can any 1 tell me how 2 water and feed it properly thanx

On plant Dicksonia antarctica



There may have been damage to the crown of the plant from frost. It should work itself out as the year progresses.

Dicksonia needs plenty of water, especially if newly planted, but as usual with plants like this, it is easy to overdo it too. In drought spells, apply 2 or 3 litres of water twice a week. The fronds will droop quickly if it is in trouble.
Don't feed it too much nitrogen as it will not survive the winter if too soft. Tomato feed if you think it needs it.

9 Jun, 2010

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • View up to the woodland garden.... (Dicksonia antarctica (Soft tree fern))
  • The Daddy...Dicksonia Antartica. (Dicksonia antarctica (Soft tree fern))
  • Harry and the Tree Ferns (Dicksonia antarctica (Soft tree fern))
  • Australian Tree Fern - Dicksonia antartica (Dicksonia antarctica (Soft tree fern))

Related products


Previous question

« Thanks that might be a good idea.


Related questions

Not found an answer?